Monday, August 18, 2014
Issue # 121

Got some news or information you would like to get out to the storytelling community?
Contact Mark Goldman -x602-390-3858x - Mark@Storytellermark.com

Don't Get Left on the Cutting Room Floor

Do you think you DON'T have any personal stories? NOT TRUE. There are many prompts and ways to help you find and craft the great personal stories that are inside of you.

Perhaps you missed this clip from Karate Kid that ended up on the cutting room floor. If so, look here:

It's Easy! Sign up for Liz Warren's Creating and Telling Personal Stories at SMCC Storytelling Institute - starting August 28th! (ONE NIGHT A WEEK) Taken for the first time, or the second (or third or fourth, etc.) this class will help you in crating great personal stories. 

Click here for details & info

Community Christian Church Announces Storytelling Schedule

Doug Bland, Pastor and Master Storyteller has announced the 2014-2015 schedule for the church's storytelling series. Doug writes:

We’ve set our 2014-2015 Storytelling Concert schedule at Community Christian Church. Check out the themes and consider whether you have or could develop an appropriate 10 minute story, folktale, myth, legend or personal tale.  
Send me a synopsis of your story idea and I will send it on to our Storytelling Team here at CCC. They will make the decision based on the compelling nature of the story, the fit with the theme, the diversity of tellers, and a good balance of story genres for the evening.
The dates and themes include:
November 9—“Fear Itself”
December 21—“Winter’s Light:  Stories of Light Coming into the Darkness of Our Lives”
February 8—“Heaven and Hell”
April 19—“David & Goliath"
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This Week


AZ Rep - Phoenix - Our City, Our Stories

Wednesday, August 27th
We celebrate the Valley of the Sun and the people and places that define her.
For some, Phoenix is a love it or leave it city. Others say be the change you wish to see. We hear from them all, from the trials of its suburban sprawl to the beauty of its Sonoran sunsets.
We've partnered with Visit Phoenix! to bring you a night of tellers who will also share their stories on the Visit Phoenix! blog - a first for the Storytellers Project.
Featured tellers:
Chef Aaron May, writer Meghan Krein, writer Rachel Egboro, writer Dennis Burke, storyteller Laura Rutherford, and community tellers Robert Olson and Joe Finnerty. (No relation.)

Additional information 
  • Stories begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Theater-style seating for 110 is limited to first-come, first-seated basis.
  • Full bar available.
  • Total tickets available are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This night is likely to sell out.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds on any purchased ticket.
  • Proceeds from this event will be used to support The Arizona Republic journalism training and education programs.
Subscriber-only benefit: Receive a free First Draft Book Bar pint glass on us! A $10 value. Subscribers will be given a ticket upon registration in person. The ticket can be exchanged at merchandise shop for glass.

For more details & Tickets

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Pronunciation...The DEFINITIVE Answer!

Last week I posted questions about the pronunciation of Appalachia and the word "err". My intent with the tip was to say:

"To err is human, to forgive divine, and to research is best!"

There ensued many comments, and a very lively discussion on Facebook. With that in mind, here ia a short video response that contains the definitive answer to the very broad question.

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------------------------------------THERE'S A LOT GOING ON EACH MONTH
---------------------------------CALL TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS STILL ON

Homebase Poetry
First Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Infuse Open Mic
Second Sunday of each month - Phoenix

Yarnball Storytellers Mic
Every Wednesday at  8 pm - PHOENIX

FStorytellers - Female Story Tellers - Tucson
Every Second Wednesday (usually but check calendar) at  7 pm - TUCSON

Odyssey Storytelling
First Thursday of each month (usually but check calendar) - TUCSON

Storyline: Origins
Third Friday (usually) of each month - PHOENIX

Lit Lounge - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA)
Fourth Friday of each month - SCOTTSDALE

Tucson Tellers of Tales - Storytellers Guild
First Saturday of each month (except July and August) - Tucson

West Side Story Tellers - Storytellers Guild
First Saturday of each month - GLENDALE *NO meetings in June, July & August

East Valley Tellers of Tales -Storytellers Guild
Second Saturday of each month - SCOTTSDALE

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Got some news or information you would like to get out to the storytelling community?

Contact Mark Goldman -x602-390-3858x - Mark@Storytellermark.com


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